Daesh claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks on parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, on Wednesday.
At least 41 ISIL suspects have been arrested since the attacks, according to Mr Alavi, who said Iran had dismantled suspected extremist cells with increasing frequency in recent months.
He added that the mastermind of the operation, who had fled the country, was killed by Iranian security forces with help from friendly intelligence services.
Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of funding hardline Sunni militants, including Islamic State, and in the wake of last week’s attack pointed the finger at its regional rival.
Mr Larijani also criticised a decision by the US Senate to move forward on a new set of sanctions against Iran, including its elite Revolutionary Guards, a move that came on the same day as the Tehran attacks.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed Washington for its recent move to impose new sanctions against Iran following twin terrorist attacks in Tehran, claimed by the “Islamic State” (aka IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) terror group, saying the U.S. government “is supporting the terrorists”.
Police said two more suspects had been detained in the western part of the country, bringing the number to up eight, on Friday. There have been attacks on the Saudi security forces and the country’s minority Shiite population and on Medina- one of the holiest sites in Islam.
The Iranian security forces have killed the mastermind behind the two deadly terror attacks on the country’s Parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini.
His message was read to a ceremony commemorating the Iranian people martyred in June 7 terrorist attacks in Tehran.
It comes as relations between Tehran and Washington have grown increasingly strained, most recently overshadowed by a string of allegations made by a number of high-ranking Iranian officials claiming the USA had forged an alliance with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
“Tehran police announced on Saturday a auto used by terrorists to reach the attack sites was found in downtown Tehran“.
Meanwhile, Tehran police said the vehicle used by the terrorists for the twin attacks was discovered on Saturday in central Tehran.